Shamrocks 2-10, Crosshaven 0-7
A bitterly north wind made conditions difficult for the players on duty, but it did not deter Shamrocks from recording their first win in the League.
After a slow and difficult first half when the scores were even at 0-5 each, the home team moved up a gear in the second period. The main architect of this improvement was centre forward Senan Collins whose overall play made him the best player on the pitch. All boats lift with a rising tide and a more resilient and competitive approach was evident from the other players as well.
In the second half Shamrocks scored 2-5 to Crosshaven’s 0-1. The players who have been regular attendants at the Hurling Coaching sessions showed off the benefits. Hurling games will put on hold now until early May due to preparations for the Junior Football championship. However, arrangements will be made to organise a Hurling coaching session once per week. This will be vital to maintain and improve on the work done to date.
Team. M. O’Neill, J. Tuohy, S. O’Reilly, D. O’Neill, C. Brady (Capt.), B. Sweeney, R. Murphy, F. O’Neill, Michael Prout, B. Mulqueen, S. Collins, J. O’Driscoll, G. Beatty (making his debut in a Shamrocks jersey – well done Gary), S. Keane, B. Cusack. Subs – S. Downey, A. McCarthy, S. O’Neill, D. Collins (all used).